Mike Watson (Mike G)

Mike Watson (Mike G), founder of Ambient Music Guide

I live in Australia and have been been playing and writing about ambient and related music since my university days in the late 1980’s.

I have produced and hosted a variety of FM and online radio shows and podcasts over the years. These including The Cosmic Lounge on the Chillout Channel at Digitally Imported Net Radio; Australia’s longest running ambient music show Ultima Thule¬†on Fine Music FM Sydney; and The Chillzone which I conceived and produced for two years on Nova 96.9-FM Sydney, the first program of its kind on commercial radio in Australia.

As well as running Ambient Music Guide and doing radio, I’ve DJ’d at parties, festivals and doofs around the country. Other music writing gigs have included Australian publication Ambience Magazine, dance/electronica magazine Ministry (Aust.) and Asian anime and culture zine Gaijin.